AGENTS

The industry needs a booster!

By: Saurabh Tuteja, General Secretary – Enterprising Travel Agents Association (North India) Its actually a hard time for the travel fraternity in India. It all started with a defective GST mandate for the small players who are registered only in 1 state in India. As their hotel bookings became expensive …

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Skill development aids survival

Realising the need for skill development in the travel industry today, senior members of IATO share their view on the importance of new-age skills in the use of technology to pave the way for survival of travel companies. Technology alone cannot guarantee success, they feel. Zia Siddiqui, EC Liaison, Skill …

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Roaring’s Latin Trails

Roaring Representations has announced its newest client, Latin Trails, from South America. It offers DMC services in Ecuador and Peru, and small-ship luxury cruises to Galápagos Islands. Manas Dwivedi Sharing details about the latest additions, Vishal Mehra, Managing Partner-Acquisitions Roaring Representations, says, “These islands, a province of Ecuador, are considered …

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Tunisia reiterates visa-free entry

Tunisia has reiterated its policy of visa-free entry for Indians, as it aims to tap the latter’s burgeoning potential. Tripti Mehta In an effort to reinstitute the interest of Indians in the historically rich North African country of Tunisia, HE Nejmeddine Lakhal, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to India …

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New Country Inn hotels soon

Looking to tap the growing demand for travel to Tier-II cities of India, Country Inn Hotels & Resorts is set to soon open new properties, one each in the North Indian cities of Haridwar, Varanasi, Kasganj and Sitapur. Tripti Mehta Country Inn Hotels & Resorts India will soon launch four …

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Hilton’s ‘Namaste’ to ME & Africa

Through its new tailored offering called Namaste, Hilton Hotels plans to cater to Indians travelling to ME and Africa. Tripti Mehta Hilton has launched tailored offerings for Indians travelling to the Middle East and Africa, and has aptly named it ‘Namaste’. Through this, Hilton aims to offer the Indian guest …

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Globus’ schemes for 2020

The Globus family of brands has launched a new version of its online specialist programme for 2020. It also assures its travellers of safety measures amid the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Hazel Jain The Globus Family of brands – Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways – has launched a completely new …

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Rail Europe’s ERA a hit

Its most intensive recent investment, Easy Rail Access (ERA) has halved the booking process for travel agents and is expected to be Rail Europe’s winning ticket to hit 500 mn euro in sales. Hazel Jain Dâu-Khôi NGUYEN, President and CEO, Rail Europe, was in Mumbai recently for a brief visit …

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Agents to get full picture

The western India chapter of TAFI wants to create a complete training session for its members where maximum stakeholders are present – the destination, visas, airlines, DMCs and hotels. Hazel Jain Jitul Mehta, Chairman, Western India, Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), has said that the aim of the new …

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